Table 1

Outcomes and methods of data collection for evaluation of the introduction of a simplified resuscitation protocol (Helping Babies Breathe) in a tertiary hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal
Variables Methods of data collection
Intervention process ▪ Knowledge level and in-training performance of health staff; knowledge of perinatal care practices, performance of resuscitation algorithm on Neonatalie® ▪ Pre-defined in-training observational protocols
▪ Attitudes and perceptions of perinatal health problems and HBB training. ▪ Knowledge assessment questionnaires
▪ The factors determining the performance of health worker ▪ Health workers survey
▪ The facilitative skills of the facilitator and group meeting ▪ Focus group discussions.
▪ Observation checklist
Healthcare process data ▪ Effects of resuscitation; APGAR score [32-37] at 1, 5 and 10 minutes, saturation at 5 and 10 minutes (all newborns requiring resuscitation) ▪ Surveillance
▪ Risk factors for intra-partum related death; socioeconomic status, obstetric history, antenatal care attendance etc. (cases and referents) ▪ Case-referent interviews
▪ Performance of health staff at resuscitation; time to initiation, time to effective ventilation (all resuscitation situations) ▪ CCD camera evaluation
▪ Health status of baby after discharge ▪ Pulse-oximeter
▪ Follow up interviews with case and referent
Primary outcome ▪ Perinatal mortality ▪ Surveillance

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KC et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:159   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-159

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